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Ankylosing Spondylitis: Treatment in the Best Germany Clinics

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Cost for treatment

Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
1647.2
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
3039.2
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
14997.35

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Endocrinology, Rheumatology and Nephrology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
5813.8
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
6145.55
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
35758.45

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Nephrology and Rheumatology

The University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich was founded in 1834. It combines long traditions with the very latest advances in modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments and 20 interdisciplinary centers, where patients can receive top-class medical care in all medical fields. The hospital annuall
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
3757.7
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
5978.8
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
42125.4

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Palliative Care, Rheumatology and Infectology

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
3791.05
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
5739.55
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
39426.95

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology

According to Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all fields of
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
0
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
0

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Hemostaseology, Rheumatology and Infectology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
3483.65
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
5655.45
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
36329.75

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Osteology and Endocrinology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
3749
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
6041.15
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
41742.6

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, Hepatology, Infectology, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
3260.35
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
5205.95
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
36985.15

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Kidney Transplantation

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
4481.25
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
6892.3
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
49460.95

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Oncology, Hematology, Rheumatology and Immunoncology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
3947.65
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
6255.75

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
3495.25
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
5520.6
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
36551.6

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
3208.15
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
5355.3
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
0.00

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Infectology and Rheumatology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
4911.9
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
8013.15
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
56887.85

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of General Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Hypertensiology and Rheumatology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
3483.65
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
5416.2
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
42076.1

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Rheumatology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital is the benchmark for modern high-quality medicine. Positioning itself as a maximum care medical facility, the hospital represents all medical fields. There are 26 specialized depart
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
4353.65
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
6969.15
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
49759.65

HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Wuppertal

Department of Nephrology and Rheumatology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal ranks among the top medical facilities in Germany! The hospital rightfully enjoys the status of the maximum care medical facility and provides its high-quality services in all modern fields of medicine. The hospital operates on the basis of the
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
3402.45
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
5600.35
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
36396.45

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Rheumatology

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
3778
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
5710.55
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
38984.7
| from Booking Health GmbH

Ankylosing spondylitis is a common disease that affects up to 1% of the population. Its causes are unknown, and the treatment results, until recently, were not the most reassuring. Nonetheless, doctors in developed countries successfully treat ankylosing spondylitis today. Doctors perform surgical procedures to stabilize the spine and relieve pain.

Content

  1. How does the disease develop
  2. Diagnostics
  3. Treatment

For the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis, surgical interventions are performed. Doctors stabilize the vertebrae, eliminate areas of spinal stenosis, and, if necessary, perform joint surgery.

You can contact the following clinics: University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, University Hospital Heidelberg, University Hospital Frankfurt am Main.
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How does the disease develop

 

According to a German study involving 3 thousand patients, it was found that 90% of cases of the disease occur at the age of 15-40 years. Only in 4% of cases the disease develops earlier, and in 6% of cases, it occurs later than this age.

Men suffer from this disease three times more often than women. The representatives of different sexes have a different course of the disease. Men are more likely to suffer from problems with the spine, while women have hip and ankle joints more affected.

Pathology develops sharply and manifests itself as back pain. But since there are many causes of pain, the diagnosis is often made with a significant delay. It averages 8 years after the onset of the first symptoms. The disease is usually diagnosed after the development of sacroiliitis (sacroiliac joint inflammation), which can be detected on an X-ray scan.

The first sign is usually a dull pain in the buttocks and lower back in the morning. It lasts for several hours and disappears spontaneously during the day. At first, the pain is one-sided, then it becomes bilateral, intensifies and becomes worrying at night. With ankylosing spondylitis, the vertebrae gradually grow together, forming a "bamboo spine". Pathology spreads from the bottom up.

Diagnostics

 

The diagnosis can be assumed if at least 4 of 5 criteria are present: 

  • age under 40; 
  • the presence of back pain; 
  • stiffness in the morning; 
  • sudden onset; 
  • relieving pain during exercise. 

The diagnosis can be made with the results of X-ray or CT scans. The images show signs of sacroiliitis. 

If there is no sacroiliitis yet, then the diagnosis is made if there are such criteria: back pain, uveitis (inflammation of the choroid of the eye), enthesitis (damage to the attachment of tendons to the bones), a positive HLA-B27 test and an increased level of C-reactive protein. To clarify the diagnosis, an MRI scan is performed.

Treatment

 

Conservative therapy is used in the early stages. It can help relieve pain and inflammation. There are no conservative therapy methods that would improve the condition of the spine or slow down the progression of the disease.

The disease progresses, and there is a need for surgical treatment over time. It is performed in case of severe spine deformity with pain syndrome, spinal stenosis, and complications: spinal fractures. Sometimes hip surgery is required.

Vertebral fractures in the cervical spine are especially dangerous. In the worst cases, they can lead to paralysis. To relieve neck pain and neurological symptoms, cervical angle correction is performed. 

With spinal fractures, the pain increases, and with non-union, false joints are formed. As a result, spinal column deformity is aggravated. Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis is required for treatment. Doctors perform spinal surgery and fix the vertebrae with auto-bone.

In Germany, transpedicular fixation is used. The spine is stabilized by passing fixing screws through the pedicles (stubs) into the vertebral body. The method provides immobility at one level and, if necessary, makes it possible to correct axial deformities of the spinal column.

If you want to find out how much is the diagnostics and treatment of ankylosing spondylitis in Germany, you are welcome to use the Booking Health service. Our website presents the best clinics in Germany and the cost of treatment using different methods. You have the opportunity to compare prices in various hospitals to book a medical care program at a favorable price. Leave your request on the website and get advice from medical tourism specialists. The Booking Health staff will arrange your trip to Germany for treatment or rehabilitation.

 

Authors: 

The article was edited by medical experts, board certified doctors Dr. Vadim Zhiliuk and Dr. Sergey Pashchenko. For the treatment of the conditions referred to in the article, you must consult a doctor; the information in the article is not intended for self-medication!

 

Sources:

Verywell Health

The Lancet

Johns Hopkins Medicine




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